Olena Kalytiak Davis returns to the No.1 position on the UK Chapbook Chart with On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed. A new work from America’s wildest poet of the self, with her confessional poems which refuse to yield. She uses language as both screen and blade continually asking: Who is this “I”? Can the “I” write itself to truth?
A first-generation Ukrainian American, Olena Kalytiak Davis grew up in Detroit and was educated at Wayne State University, the University of Michigan Law School, and Vermont College. Davis’s poetry collections include And Her Soul Out of Nothing (1997), selected by Rita Dove for the Brittingham Prize in Poetry, and shattered sonnets, love cards, and other off and back handed importunities (2003).
We welcome Atlas of Clouds by Paul F. Lenzi back into the Top Ten this week.
No.1 Publisher is shared between four houses, Pluto Press, Hollyridge Press, Sampson Low and CreateSpace Independent Publishing all have 2 entries in the top ten.
Oscar Wilde and Kneel Downe are the leading authors with 2 publications each.
TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS
1 (3) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, 1 July 2009)
2 (2) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, 20 Oct. 2005)
3 (5) Chapbook 2011 – Gary Maxwell (Kindle, 7 Aug 2015)
4 (-) Atlas of Clouds – Paul F. Lenzi (Stonewood Press, 5 Nov. 2016)
5 (8) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 29 Jun 1978)
6 (7) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)
7 (1) #KillAllPoets – Kneel Downe and Susan Omand (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 31 Jan. 2017)
8 (4) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski (Sampson Low Ltd, 17 Nov 2015)
9 (9) Out of Phaze – Kneel Downe & Steve Taylor-Bryant (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 31 Dec. 2016)
10 (6) Murmurations – Stella Tripp (Sampson Low Ltd, 21 Dec 2015)